The leaves are turning colour and the temperature has dropped – autumn has well and truly arrived. You may well be prepping your wardrobe ready for the new season, with woolly jumpers, coats and boots; but have you prepped your skincare yet?
Many people don’t realise that a new season requires an adjusted skincare routine to ensure that your skin is always looking its best. The team at The Aesthetics Room have pulled together their top picks for the colder months.
Lather up with a creamier cleanser
Steer clear from the foaming, gel cleansers you might have been using in the summer. With the colder weather, your skin will be in need a big dose of moisture. PCA Skin’s creamy cleanser gently removes dirt and makeup without stripping natural oils. Containing rose hip seed oil to strengthen, smooth and firm skin; essential antioxidant, sunflower seed oil to hydrate; and aloe vera leaf juice and yucca schidigera extract to calm aggravated dry skin, at only £32 this cleanser will keep you glowing even with the frost bites.
Use a richer moisturiser
Autumn brings with it dryer skin – the only remedy is a thicker, richer moisturiser like PCA Skin’s HydraLuxe. For just £126, this pot of magic has adaptive hydration technology, which will act as a lipid layer that closely resembles the structure of the skin, varying to temperatures and humidity levels. It also hydrates and helps regulate the skin’s transepidermal water loss (TEWL), the amount of water that passively evaporates through skin, for maximum moisture retention and a smooth, youthful complexion.
Scrub away of the dullness
A summer of SPF, sun and sweat, and now shorter days, with less light, may have left your skin looking dull and lacklustre. Try using Obagi’s nu-derm blend FX (£78) to exfoliate and brighten skin. Fortified with antioxidants, arbutin (a bearberry plant extract) and vitamins, the formula works to remove and improve dark spots, melasma, sun damage, breakouts and acne. For the full effect, apply twice daily, morning and night.
Add some vitamins to your skin
Just as we might up the vitamin intake in the autumn to keep our immune system fighting fit, it’s a good idea to do the same with your skincare. PCA Skin’s vit C & E strength (£82) is the only product on the market that has pure L-ascorbic acid at 15% and pure tocopherol at 5% in a completely stable formula to dramatically change the skin. If you’re in need of a little extra boost, try PCA Skin’s vit C & E advanced (£102), which has therapeutic levels of hexylresorcinol; a powerful skin-brightening agent, silymarin (1%); and maximum vitamin C and E concentrations for stronger, smoother and protected skin.
Trust in The Aesthetics Room
The Aesthetics Room is a certified and reputable provider of skin, body, and hair treatments, with trained professionals administering treatments in its Harley Street and Knightsbridge branches. With in-person and virtual consultations available, speak to a member of the team for free today about the clinic’s extensive list of beauty and medical treatments.